MHA Monday Report Nov. 16, 2020

Posted on November 16, 2020

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Nov. 9

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new emergency order the evening of Nov. 15 limiting certain indoor gathering opportunities for three weeks in light of the exponentially increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalization across the state. The MHA keeps members apprised of ...

Michigan COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase at Record Rate; Hospitals Urge Public Vigilance as Holidays Approach

COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to rise significantly, increasing by 100% over the past two weeks and establishing the largest increase in hospitalizations since the surge began in October, according to newly released data ...

Interim Final Rule Released to Respond to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released an interim final rule to implement provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act related to COVID-19 testing and treatment. ...

Resources Available for Complying with CMS Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule

The MHA hosted a webinar Nov. 10 to assist members in complying with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  hospital price transparency final rule that takes effect Jan. 1. Hospitals will be required to post online, in a machine-readable format, their ...

Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center Launches Initiative to Improve Healthcare, Lower Costs for Older Adults

As a patient safety and quality organization committed to better outcomes, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center is pleased to launch the second cohort of the MHA Keystone Center Age-Friendly Action Health Systems Community to prevent harm to older adults and decrease overall healthcare costs from readmissions ...

Twitter Chat to Discuss COVID-19 and Health Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the longstanding systemic health and social inequities that have put many racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from the virus. Factors such as socioeconomic status, access to healthcare, education, neighborhood and ...

Medicare Deductibles and Premiums Announced for 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that the Medicare Part A deductible for inpatient hospital services will increase to $1,484 in calendar year 2021, up $76 from the current $1,408. The Part A daily coinsurance amounts will ...

Trustee Insights Edition Outlines Coordination of Behavioral Health Services

The November 2020 edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, includes articles focused on the board’s role in supporting philanthropy partnerships to improve behavioral health services ...

Headline Roundup: Week of Nov. 9 for COVID-19 in Michigan

As Michigan hospitals address a second surge of COVID-19 patients, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to responding to the pandemic. ... 

The Keckley Report

 The Election and the Lame Duck Session: What’s It Mean for Healthcare?

“The Blue Wave didn’t happen. The outcome of Campaign 2020 is a nation deeply divided along racial, economic, and partisan lines. The healthcare industry and the policies that frame its roles and responsibilities are caught sharply in the crossfire.”

Paul Keckley. Nov. 9, 2020

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a quote in a story from MLive from Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer, MHA, analyzing the implications for Michigan if the U.S. Supreme Court rules the Affordable Care Act invalid.


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